Typhoon KONG-REY (QUEENIE) StormWatch No. 05


Issued at: 7:40 PM PhT (11:40 GMT) Wednesday 03 October 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Thursday 04 October 2018
Current Status and Outlook Typhoon (TY) KONG-REY (QUEENIE) was a short-lived Super Typhoon as it struggled to undergo an Eyewall Replacement Cycle (ERC) overtime. 

This Typhoon is not expected to affect any part of the Philippines based on the current WPF Forecast. 

TY KONG-REY will continue to lose steam as it enters a relatively cooler sea surface temperature (SST) of about 26-27°C by Thursday afternoon (Oct 04), before its impending exit along the North Philippine Sea sometime Friday early morning. (Oct 05).

Where is KONG-REY (QUEENIE)? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, October 03…0900 GMT. The cloud-filled eye was located over the northeastern part of the Central Philippine Sea (near 21.4°N 128.9°E), about 725 km east of Basco, Batanes or 523 km southeast of Miyakojima
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 185 kph near the center…Gustiness: 220 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) Northwest @ 14 km/hr, towards the North Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • TY KONG-REY is far away to directly affect any part of the Philippines based on the current WPF forecast. 
  • It will continue to weaken as a significant Typhoon (TY) through Thursday afternoon (Oct 04) while on approach along the central part of the North Philippine Sea.
  • The 36-hr Forecast (Oct 05) shows it moving out of PAR on Friday early morning. The confidence of this forecast is HIGH (>65% chance).
  • The next StormWatch Update [FINAL] will be issued after 24 hours or by Thursday evening (Oct 04).

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Issued by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines

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